UCSAF urged to create simpler tech to expand communication services

08Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
UCSAF urged to create simpler tech to expand communication services

THE Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Dr Faustine Ndugulile has called on the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) to create a simpler technology that can be used to expand communications services in the country at a cheaper cost.

THE Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Dr Faustine Ndugulile.

Dr Ndugulile issued the remarks during his visit at UCSAF offices under his ministry to speak with its board members, management and other workers.

Apart from its being an introductory visit, it also aimed to push for implementation of the new ministry’s responsibilities.

He said as for now UCSAF was spending 350m/- to erect one communication tower in the country’s non-business regions, national parks, forest reserves and border areas, adding the cost was huge, hence called for the Fund to come up with a simpler technology to send communication services in these areas.

He further said the Ministry should work together with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to research and find out the contribution by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country’s economic growth, as available data shows that ICT contributes 0,5 per cent to the GDP while government institutions, the private sect or and the public in general use ICT services widely. Read More...epaper.ippmedia.com

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